Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Guest Host: Jim Asendio
Thousands of the world’s top athletes with disabilities have converged in Beijing for the 2008 Paralympic Games. The media coverage has been relatively scant compared to the frenzy at the Summer Olympics last month, but the athletes and organizers say the the competition is raising the profile of paralympic sport and disability issues. We look at some of the compelling storylines, and hear about efforts to increase participation among wounded American veterans.
- Jeff Lee Olympics Reporter, The Vancouver Sun
- Kirk Bauer Executive Director, Disabled Sports USA
- Carlos Silva President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Sports
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